MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: Gunnar Nelson vs. Alan Jouban slated for UFC Fight Night London, James Moontasri retires

480 Gunnar Nelson vs. Alan Jouban set as co-main event of UFC Fight Night London UFC officials announced Monday that welterweight Gunnar Nelson will take on Alan Jouban in the co-main event of UFC London on March 18th. Nelson (15-2-1) bounced back from his first loss in the octagon – to Demian Maia at UFC 194 – by submitting Albert Tumenov at UFC Fight Night 87. Nelson, who is a main training partner of UFC multi-division champion Conor McGregor, has only fought three times since 2015. Jouban (15-4) heads into this matchup on a three-fight win streak, including victories over Brendan O’Reilly, Belal Muhammad and most recently Mike Perry at UFC on FOX 22. UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson at the O2 Arena in London. UFC’s James Moontasri retires at 28-years of age 28-year-old UFC welterweight James Moontasri announced his retirement on Tuesday via his Facebook Page… Moontasri (9-5) went 2-4 in the UFC, earning wins over Cody Pfister and Anton Zafir. He joined the UFC in 2014 after going on an impressive 3-0 run with RFA. Moontasri says he plans to stay involved in MMA. UFC veteran Tony Sims talks bizarre UFC release & his promotion “Paramount MMA” 

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